Show me your Hammers
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This summer I found one of my Great-Grandfather's hammers and put a new handle on it.   That started me on a slope...

Here's my bench stuff now (omitting sledges and hatchets).  From left to right:
- Modern Stanley AntiVibe hammer, does indeed work pretty good!
- Just got here from Grainger... A British joiner's hammer or Warrington hammer, very cool.  You don't see many in the USA.
- My reliable Craftsman ball-peen.
- The 2-lb ball-peen from G-G-Father which I re-handled, modifying an ACE H/W handle.
- A cross-peen hammer which I handled from scratch hickory, probably my favorite of all these for how it feels and swings.
- A reliable rawhide mallet.

   


How about yours?

Chris
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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
Ever see a hammer with both a lead face, and a brass one? Winkgrin Cool 
   
Have a few others..
   
Would need to go to the shop..for the rest of the herd... Rolleyes
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#13
  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
Here are my Hammers ...




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Regards from Perth

Derek
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(10-10-2018, 05:48 AM)Derek Cohen Wrote: Here are my Hammers ...




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Derek

I got one of those. Great Hammer! Smile
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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
(10-09-2018, 06:16 PM)C. in Indy Wrote: This summer I found one of my Great-Grandfather's hammers and put a new handle on it.   That started me on a slope...

Here's my bench stuff now (omitting sledges and hatchets).  From left to right:
- Modern Stanley AntiVibe hammer, does indeed work pretty good!
- Just got here from Grainger... A British joiner's hammer or Warrington hammer, very cool.  You don't see many in the USA.
- My reliable Craftsman ball-peen.
- The 2-lb ball-peen from G-G-Father which I re-handled, modifying an ACE H/W handle.
- A cross-peen hammer which I handled from scratch hickory, probably my favorite of all these for how it feels and swings.
- A reliable rawhide mallet.




How about yours?

Chris
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I collect small hammers of all types.......here's a shot of a few of them....I made the one on the right back in the seventies....it's about 6" long overall...click picture to enlarge


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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
(10-09-2018, 06:16 PM)C. in Indy Wrote: This summer I found one of my Great-Grandfather's hammers and put a new handle on it.   That started me on a slope...

Here's my bench stuff now (omitting sledges and hatchets).  From left to right:
- Modern Stanley AntiVibe hammer, does indeed work pretty good!
- Just got here from Grainger... A British joiner's hammer or Warrington hammer, very cool.  You don't see many in the USA.
- My reliable Craftsman ball-peen.
- The 2-lb ball-peen from G-G-Father which I re-handled, modifying an ACE H/W handle.
- A cross-peen hammer which I handled from scratch hickory, probably my favorite of all these for how it feels and swings.
- A reliable rawhide mallet.




How about yours?

Chris

I see more and more of those rawhide mallets. I have that one, well used, all by me. Laugh 
My BIL got it from where he worked (Beech Aircraft, Liberal Kansas) and gave it to me, brand new, long ago.
It's been a good mallet. Used, and sometimes abused.

I'll have to drag my other hammers out

Putzing, the new hobby


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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
Despite working wood for 25 years, and loving hammers, I never did much with mine and consider myself a beginner with the tool.  I used an antique patternmaker's hammer with a homemade ash handle for many years.  Making old fashioned furniture, the nails I used were mostly small or tiny and easy to drive.  A light hammer worked fine.

Nowadays, I do mostly carpentry as I am building a house. This hammer is like a space ship to me.  Its titanium. I'm not sure I'm buying the equal striking power argument, but I like the handle and I like not lugging around a big hunk of steel. The handle looks shorter in the picture than it is. Its 18" long. Head is 14oz.
   
The shoulder bag behind my belt is our well stocked first aid kit. On the wall are our Petzl climbing helmets we wear as hard hats. Thought you might like to see something a little different.
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  Re: RE: Show me your Hammers by adamcherubini (Despite working wood...)
(10-17-2018, 02:10 PM)adamcherubini Wrote: Despite working wood for 25 years, and loving hammers, I never did much with mine and consider myself a beginner with the tool.  I used an antique patternmaker's hammer with a homemade ash handle for many years.  Making old fashioned furniture, the nails I used were mostly small or tiny and easy to drive.  A light hammer worked fine.

Nowadays, I do mostly carpentry as I am building a house. This hammer is like a space ship to me.  Its titanium. I'm not sure I'm buying the equal striking power argument, but I like the handle and I like not lugging around a big hunk of steel. The handle looks shorter in the picture than it is. Its 18" long.  Head is 14oz.

The shoulder bag behind my belt is our well stocked first aid kit. On the wall are our Petzl climbing helmets we wear as hard hats. Thought you might like to see something a little different.

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I had a early titanium hammer also Adam..It was a ripping hammer IIIRC...and it was made by Ruger Arms Co...Had the Ruger name cast right in the side...at the time it was made, I read that Ruger was the only company that could do the intricate casting of titanium necessary, and they made it on a contract basis for another company who's name I have forgotten..I sold it to someone right here on the forum..This was about five years ago but the hammer was a good bit older than that..,I am not sure I buy into the, shall we say the "hype"..but it was definitely lighter in weight.. Winkgrin
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Get off my lawn ! Upset





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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
My favorite is a rare claw hammer:


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  Re: Show me your Hammers by C. in Indy (This summer I found ...)
I think I know the company you mean. Pretty sure it was the only US manufacturer. Also pretty sure nobody is making them in the US anymore. Mine has a head from China married to an American handle in the USA.

The physics behind the claims of equal power fascinated me. Quick answer; it’s an impulse momentum issue which helped me understand my dead blows. But the physics don’t instantly guarantee a swing that’s twice as fast. Still, it’s a pretty nice hammer. But I’m a little careful with the claw.
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